World Cup Athletes
In addition to athletes named to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team, these athletes have achieved start positions in World Cup, World Championships and/or Olympic Winter Games competition to represent the United States at the highest level of competition within their discipline.
U.S. Ski Team Alumni
U.S. Ski Team alumni who have competed at the highest level of the sport and achieved Olympic, World Championship and World Cup success!
So What is Alpine Anyway?
Alpine skiing, or downhill skiing, is the sport or recreation of sliding down snow-covered hills on skis with fixed-heel bindings. It is characterized by the requirement for mechanical assistance getting to the top of the hill, since the equipment does not allow efficient walking or hiking, unlike cross-country skis which use free-heel bindings. It is typically practiced at ski resorts which provide services such as ski lifts, artificial snow making and grooming, first aid, and restaurants. Back-country skiers use alpine skiing equipment to ski off the marked pistes, in some cases with the assistance of snowmobiles, helicopters or snowcats. Alpine skiing has been an event at the Winter Olympic Games since 1936 (except for the 1940 games).
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